Thursday, January 13, 2011

On the Tucson Tragedy

I wasn't going to write on the topic, but after I sat and watched the Memorial Service last night, I knew I had to write something to remember how AMAZING and WONDERFUL it was to feel like we really were the United States of America and not so severely divided down the middle! I am sure it was a big show, and things will go back to "normal" really soon, but God I hope not. I think it is time for some fresh candidates, candidates that embraced the "united" mentality. Wouldn't it be amazing if we could just tell everyone they were not welcome back and elect new people for the positions that are not endorsed or labeled a Republican or Democrat. I know it would never happen, and it would be a colossal mess, but it is just such a refreshing thought. I hope the victims didn't die in vain. I hope that this country got the wake up call it really needed. Personally, I don't think anyone on the outside caused the tragedy. I think the shooter was really mentally disturbed, and he had his own agenda, and he was not serving other's needs or desires, he was only thinking of himself. Which brings me to another point. I REALLY hope that this country stops putting such a stigma on psychological disorders. I wish we would embrace those who struggle mentally and get them the help they need instead of being "afraid" to admit that we or our loved ones may need help. This country is in turmoil, and I don't like it. I don't like that it takes a tragedy for us to pull together and help one another, act like we are united, look like we are united. I know that we can do it. I think it is time to stop thinking, "What is best for me?" "How will this affect me?", and it is time to start thinking about what is best for everyone.


the swope family said...

I love this post! I agree with you on so many points that you brought up here! Thanks for the honest, heartfelt post!! :)

Cynthia said...

agree with everything!